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8 hours ago · Staging Renal Cell Carcinoma in Cancer

Hi @jimchardy, just checking in. Have you started treatment with Keytruda yet? How are you doing?

8 hours ago · Sutent for renal cell carcinoma: What are the side effects? in Cancer

@azkidney57, you asked to meet other women who have experience with kidney cancer. Please meet @darlia and @trishanna. I’m not sure if either of them have had treatment with Sutent, but they can definitely understand the apprehension of starting a new treatment and being worried about side effects and changes to body image.

8 hours ago · Sutent for renal cell carcinoma: What are the side effects? in Cancer

@azkidney57 Did you decide to start Sutent next week or to opt for surveillance? How are you doing?

Wed, Jul 17 3:09pm · Sutent for renal cell carcinoma: What are the side effects? in Cancer

Hi @azkidney57, welcome to Connect. I added your message to the Cancer group as well as the Kidney group.

According to the American Cancer Society (https://www.cancer.org/cancer/kidney-cancer/treating/targeted-therapy.html), sunitinib (Sutent) can be used after surgery is done to remove the cancer, to help lower the risk that the cancer will come back. This is known as adjuvant therapy.

The drug does have a long list of potential side effects https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-in-general/treatment/cancer-drugs/drugs/sunitinib I might ask your oncology nurse about them and if there are ways to reduce some of them.

I'd like to also bring @tara58 @jonathanwongso @jimchardy and @jls77 into this discussion so they can share their experiences with sunitinib.

AZKidney, when will you start Sutent?

1 day ago · Recent, totally sudden, traumatic loss of our daughter, 45. in Loss & Grief

@ihtak46 you're not losing your mind. You are grieving. It takes time. It's a process. You ask if there is something online you can connect with. I say that you are by connecting with us here on Mayo Clinic Connect. I hope in some small way, we can be a support system for you and offer a virtual ear and shoulder when you need it. I'd like to introduce you to @harriethodgson1 who knows exactly what you're going through.

kathi, It sounds like you might want more in addition to the support you are getting on Connect. I invite you to explore books and articles about loss and grief, including some that Harriet has written. http://www.harriethodgson.com/about

You might also appreciate these articles to help understand what is going on
– Grief Work http://www.virtualhospice.ca/en_US/Main+Site+Navigation/Home/Topics/Topics/Emotional+Health/Grief+Work.aspx
– Grief in Times of Celebration: The Empty Spot http://www.virtualhospice.ca/en_US/Main+Site+Navigation/Home/Topics/Topics/Emotional+Health/Grief+in+Times+of+Celebration_+The+Empty+Spot.aspx

One day at a time. One minute at a time.

1 day ago · Help on treatment for Erythema Multiforme Major in Autoimmune Diseases

Hi @babyur4me, I have moved your message to the original discussion, so everything is in the same place. Your notifications are still turned on, so you should receive an email notification when a new post is made. If you have any issues connecting, please send me a message using this form https://connect.mayoclinic.org/contact-a-community-moderator/

With respect to Mayo Clinic and medicaid and medicare, please note that Mayo Clinic primary care does accept Medicare, medicaid, medica, MMSI and Mayo Health Solution insurance. Out-of-state Medicaid is not accepted. If a patient lives outside of the boundaries that we serve (i.e., AZ, FL and MN, the states where there is a Mayo Clinic campus), they will be advised to seek healthcare closer to their home. See more info here https://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide/billing-insurance/insurance/accepted-insurance/medicaid

2 days ago · SERMs and AIs - Choosing not to take them in Breast Cancer

@bpickartz, I think you'll be interested in participating in this discussion
– Aromatase Inhihibitors: Did you decide to go on them or not? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/arimidex/

Would you like me to move your message there?

2 days ago · MAYO email announcements in Just Want to Talk

@jshdma, you're correct. It is the carillon concerts are a recent addition to the events, which alerted us to the technical anomaly/glitch and the need for a solid solution for all events.